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Super Greens Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing from Daisy At Home. #Whole30 #paleo

Whole 30 Day 8
Monday, July 28th

I woke up this morning with a hankering for roasted brussels sprouts so that’s what I ate first thing in the morning! Along with scrambled eggs, of course. It seems to be my favorite breakfast on the Whole 30. I didn’t have any prosciutto left, so after I cried a few tears, I just used more extra virgin olive oil than normal, and they were still super delicious. My breakfast was completely satisfying. I think I’m getting used to this eating style. I felt pretty good today. I didn’t have any grumpy bouts or cravings. I did take a two hour nap in the middle of the day, though. I’m not sure why I was so tired. Hopefully it was a fluke.

David and I took his cousin, Matthew, out to a farewell dinner tonight so I had a late lunch of this salad pictured here. I’m calling it a Super Greens Salad because it has kale, spinach, and brussels sprouts in it, along with a few other super foods. It is a copy of the salad I had at a restaurant on the second day of my Whole 30, but this time I made my own Strawberry Balsamic Dressing to go with it. I quickly threw it together while running out the door and ate it in the car so I didn’t have time to eat any protein alongside. I made up for that at dinner, though. We went to a Mediterranean restaurant that we just happened to pass on the way to the airport and as it turns out we stumbled upon a nice little gem of a restaurant. I had chicken shawarma which came with grilled vegetables, a green salad, and rice. I successfully avoided the rice and I didn’t even look at the pita bread that was brought to the table. I’ve never had shawarma before, so I was skeptical about the sauce it was served with, but once I learned that it was tahihi sauce with no illegal foods in it, I went to town dipping my chicken in the flavorful sauce! I’ll have to recreate that meal at home.

Super Greens Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing from Daisy At Home. #Whole30 #paleo

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, roasted brussels sprouts, strawberries.

Lunch: Super Greens Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing.

Dinner: Chicken shawarma, tahini sauce, grilled vegetables, green salad.

Super Greens Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing from Daisy At Home. #Whole30 #paleo

This Super Greens Salad has lots of flavors and textures. The Strawberry Balsamic Dressing yields far more than you’ll need for the salad, but it is so yummy I think I’ll be using it for several applications. You can buy toasted pepitas, but if you happen to have raw on hand, you can toss them with a little oil and salt, and roast them in a 450F oven for about 15 minutes, stirring once.

 

Yields 4

Super Greens Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces fresh kale
  • 2 ounces fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces brussels sprouts, roasted
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) fresh blueberries
  • 5 ounces (about 25) red grapes
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) dried cherries
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) toasted pepitas
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) balsamic vinegar
  • 4 ounces extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the kale and spinach, slice the grapes in half, and roughly chop any larger dried cherries.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl except for the strawberries, vinegar, oil, and salt. Toss to combine.
  3. Remove the stems from the strawberries and place in a blender with the vinegar, olive oil, and salt. Blend until smooth and serve with the salad.
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3 Comments on Super Greens Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

  1. Jennifer
    July 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I am glad that you seem to be doing well on your new meal plan! I hope it continues to get better!

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    • Daisy
      July 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you! It has been easier than I expected. Especially when I just make myself stop whining.

      Reply

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